Gamescom 2013 is coming quickly with only two days left until over three hundred thousand attendees descend upon Cologne for one of the largest gaming expos in the world. The expo will be home to countless gamers looking to get a look at the next best game, esports competitions and tons of hardware manufacturers showing off their latest and greatest.
Will NZXT be there and what do we have in store for the masses?
What is Gamescom?
Gamescom is an exposition of interactive entertainment companies and hardware companies open to anyone. The show is similar to PAX, with the show not being restricted to industry professionals like E3. 2012 saw just over 300,000 attendees get their hands on new or unreleased games and hardware, while having a front seat to esports features such as League of Legends EU LCS Summer Playoffs. Most major video game development and publishing companies will be in attendance, as will major hardware manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, and nVidia.
Will We Be There?
NZXT will not have our own dedicated booth, but will be there in full force at the Caseking booth. We’re sending Tuan to mill about the crowd and get your opinions on NZXT cases and products. He is bringing our newest cases the H630 and the Phantom 530 to the show so gamers can get a hands on look at the brilliantly designed cases in person. There should be some pretty awesome builds this year at the Caseking booth. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get some of our new GPU brakcets out in time for the show, but I can tell people with confidence they will be available before the end of October. Tons of other NZXT cases will be on display at the Caseking booth as well.
The Caseking booth is located in Hall 9.1 at Stand B040. You also can keep a lookout for NZXT’s face at Gamescom, Tuan, wandering through the expo floor. So if you see the gentleman with an NZXT shirt on, feel free to come up to him and chat about games, products or just tech in general. He’s a pretty nice guy, so don’t be shy!
Most Anticipated Game at Gamescom
My pick for most anticipated game at Gamescom is either The Division or Battlefield 4. I’m hoping for a PC announcement for The Division sometime during the show, that way I can add one more game to my long long ‘to watch’ list. More gameplay from Battlefield 4 would also be a very pleasing sight. If you want a little more in depth info about these two games, you can read my thoughts on both reveals at E3 from our Top Five Anticipated Games of E3 post.
Keep an eye out for our wrap-up post, where Tuan will detail his experience and post up a gallery of the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and check out our subreddit for up to date news and giveaways from NZXT!